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Dec. 2, 2005

Talk On String Theory To Be Held Dec. 8

Vincent Rodgers, professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy, will deliver a free, public talk on string theory from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Cottage Bakery and Café, 14 S. Linn St. Rodgers' talk is titled, "So What is String Theory Anyway?"

String theory is a promising new mathematical theory of physics that hopes to complete Einstein's theory of General Relativity.

The talk is the fourth to be presented by Café Scientifique of Iowa City, a new forum for debating and discussing science issues that meets outside of the traditional academic setting. The group is an international public outreach effort by scientists who are committed to promoting public engagement with science and making science accountable. The Web site for Café Scientifique is located at: http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/cafe/.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu